Australia

January, 2019

John Mercanti and the Perth Mint collaborate on a fourth Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin

By |2019-01-14T13:00:07+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti and the Perth Mint collaborate on a fourth Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin While the Perth Mint now enjoys a regular release schedule of low mintage silver bullion coin designs, back in 2014 there was little more than the stalwart Lunar, Kookaburra and Koala ranges to satisfy collectors. The release of the first Wedge-tailed Eagle coin that year was unexpected and came with the added bonus [...]

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019’s numismatic schedule

By |2019-01-02T21:16:53+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019's numismatic schedule It isn't just the first country in the world to have their fireworks displays to celebrate the New Year, it's also a tradition at the Royal Australian Mint that they strike the first new coins of the year as well. At 9.15 am in the mints headquarters in Canberra, the first [...]

December, 2018

Royal Australian Mint debuts a new bullion coin featuring the Bottlenose Dolphin in silver and gold

By |2018-12-07T18:01:21+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint debuts a new bullion coin featuring the Bottlenose Dolphin in silver and gold It seems that more and more of the world's mints are chasing low mintage bullion coin sales. Whereas the market used to consist of a relatively limited choice of high, or even ultra-high mintage offerings from the big players, there's now a huge choice of small run coins with mintages in [...]

Australia’s gold Captain Cook domed map coin is now available in a more affordable silver version

By |2018-12-03T00:41:37+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia's gold Captain Cook domed map coin is now available in a more affordable silver version There have been a few Captain Cook coins released over the last year or so, from MDM's mother of pearl Endeavour issues, through Downies neat three coin set, and onto the Royal Mint's range. Back in February, the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) debuted one of its domed strikes depicting early 19th-century [...]

November, 2018

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version

By |2018-11-05T23:20:53+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version 2018 WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE UHR A coin that blew us away when it debuted back in 2014, the John Mercanti designed Wedge-Tailed Eagle was a wholly unexpected addition to the Perth Mints line-up of nature-themed bullion coins, but a welcome one. Now on its third design, the mother and chick image on [...]

October, 2018

Silver Swan bullion coin transforms into a beautiful limited, five-ounce high-relief proof version

By |2018-10-08T22:44:59+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Silver Swan bullion coin transforms into a beautiful limited, five-ounce high-relief proof version 2018 SILVER SWAN UHR One of the more recent additions to the expanded canon of nature-themed bullion coins emanating from the Perth Mint, the Silver Swan came out last year to great acclaim. A classic side-on view of the Perth Mint's mascot, it was hugely popular and generated a frenzied purchasing period that saw [...]

Megaband AC/DC are celebrating 45 years of rocking with new coins from the Royal Australian Mint

By |2018-10-03T12:37:18+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Australia, Coloured, People, Royal Australian Mint|

Megaband AC/DC are celebrating 45 years of rocking with new coins from the Royal Australian Mint Such luminaries as VH1, MTV, Rolling Stone, and the music buying public have consistently rated AC/DC one of the greatest music groups of all time. Selling more than 200 million albums over a forty-five year period is a phenomenal achievement for any rock and roll band. Formed in Sydney, [...]

September, 2018

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin

By |2018-09-29T11:10:27+00:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Event, Australia, Coloured, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin Being seriously injured while serving in the military isn't a sign that an active life has ended. Those that serve in combat are already those amongst us with the greatest drive to overcome obstacles, so why should that end when that service does? Prince Harry of the British Royal Family understood that is doesn't and [...]

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin

By |2018-09-06T13:21:09+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin In amongst the usual selection of proof and modified versions of their bullion ranges, the Perth Mint often drops in something a little different. This month it's aimed more towards the higher end and takes the form of a five-ounce silver coin with a quite unusual design and some impressive looks. Called [...]

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait

By |2018-09-05T10:52:04+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Coloured, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait 2019 SIXTH EFFIGY QUEEN ELIZABETH II After a couple of years, we're finally seeing more countries start to use the latest Jody Clark effigy of the Queen, but with a twist. The design we're all now familiar with thanks to its use on all new Royal Mint coins of [...]

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